Alanna Fairey

Alanna Fairey

3rd year English, 3rd year with The Cord. Since her first week with The Cord when she was assigned to the life section, Alanna knew that she was meant to be the Life Editor one day. Though confident as a writer, Alanna knew that she was not yet ready to make that jump to an editor position and worked as the Local/National Lead Reporter. Thankful for the experiences she gained, Alanna focused on her desire to be an editor and had her platform for life done by the beginning of January. Now her dream has come true and she couldn’t be any happier. Alanna also drinks too much coffee and is obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Articles by Alanna Fairey

You know what yanks my Cord…

Parents who leave their children unsupervised in public areas where they misbehave and cause trouble, and the parents do nothing to reprimand their kids. It’s not bad parenting to tell your kids that they are misbehaving, it will actually teach them right from wrong and more importantly, social etiquette. I currently work at a movie theatre and part of the […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Opinion ·

Cord-o-scopes: July

Cancer (June 21 – Jul. 22) Your weekend is going to be so wild, YOLO won’t even begin to justify it. Leo (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) On the next full moon, there may be a good chance that you won’t turn into a werewolf. Just maybe. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) The more boys that you meet this […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·
Photo courtesy of Mike Lakusiak

Local tech sector unfazed by RIM losses

Despite recent layoffs and other issues at Research in Motion (RIM),  numerous tech-startups in Waterloo Region, with the support of local students, are continuing to thrive. Waterloo Region is home to more than 800 technology-based businesses, hosting locally-grown global companies such as Open Text and RIM. In addition, there are plenty of startup businesses, many of which are run by […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Local ·
May looking for help on Parliament Hill

May looking for help on Parliament Hill

The Green Party of Canada hopes to raise $12,000 through their Campaign Fund Goal to ensure that the party will have an intern year-round. The Young Greens Parliamentary Intern (YGPI) is required to work four out of five days per week in MP Elizabeth May’s office on Parliament Hill, in addition to working at the Green Party of Canada Headquarters […]

by Alanna Fairey· · National ·

How easy is it to steal a bike in Waterloo?

What would you do if you saw someone stealing a bike by the use of bolt cutters? In a big open space with plenty of people, you’d assume someone would stop them; but as The Cord discovered on Mar. 26, that’s not exactly the case. I am not the kind of person that would even steal a chocolate bar, let […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·

Protesting for inclusivity

A lecture by professor Charles E. Rice at the University of Waterloo (UW)on March 20 for the annual Pascal Lecture on Christianity became the focal point of civil protests for LGBTQ rights. Protesters had been gathering outside of the Modern Languages Theatre at UW, while Rice, an emeritus professor at Notre Dame law school, was asked to speak to the […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Local ·

First annual Burger Badanga a big success

Despite a blackout plaguing most of the Waterloo Region, Uptown Waterloo bar Chainsaw Saloon and the Bauer Kitchen were still able to successfully run the first annual Burger Badanga which raised money for Habitat for Humanity. On Feb. 29 local eateries, Frat Burger, The Bauer Kitchen, Uptown 21 and Hogtails met at Chainsaw to take part in a friendly burger […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Local ·

Enduring the sleepless struggle

Tossing and turning all night, wondering when you’re going to fall asleep is never fun. Falling asleep in class is not a joy, either. These are just a few of the turmoils that insomniacs, such as myself, have to endure. Before seeing a doctor, I didn’t want to address the state of my insomnia, not convinced that it was a […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·